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: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon.


Commentator: F. H. Grisewood
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Dennis Coombe
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Children's Television

Billy Bean and his Funny Machine
(The programme was devised by Chuck Luchsinger and is presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

Ten Minutes' Music

Animal Cut-Outs
Raymond Sheppard sets a competition.


Script (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Ling
Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ivan Owen
Drawings (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Puppets made by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): John Wright
Producer (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): David Boisseau
Programme deviser (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Chuck Luchsinger
Presenter (Animal Cut-Outs): Raymond Sheppard

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: World Cup Football

From Switzerland
A Semi-Finals Match.
Presented by the Swiss Television Service


Commentator (in Switzerland): Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Newsreel

followed by Weather Chart

: Double Flight

Two stories about homing pigeons.
Adapted for television and presented by Tony Richardson.

Fate and Harry Smith
by Leonard Russell.
Told by Liam Gaffney.

The End of a Good Man
by Sean O'Faolain.
Told by John Fraser.


Adapted for television and presented by: Tony Richardson
Author (Fate and Harry Smith): Leonard Russell
Storyteller (Fate and Harry Smith): Liam Gaffney
Author (The End of a Good Man): Sean O'Faolain
Storyteller (The End of a Good Man): John Fraser

: Man in the Kitchen

Philip Harben shows you how to cook an improved version of S.P.O. (Sausages, potatoes, onions).


Cook/presenter: Philip Harben
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: State Visit of The King and Queen of Sweden

Arrival for Gala Performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
See columns 1 and 2

: Running Wild

Morecambe and Wise are Running Wild at the Television Theatre with:
Jill Day, Ray Buckingham, Hermione Harvey, The Four in A Chord


Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Singer: Jill Day
Singer: Ray Buckingham
Dancer: Hermione Harvey
Singers: The Four in a Chord
Designer: Michael Yates
Musical director: Eric Robinson
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Director: Ernest Maxin
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC television film of some of the highlights of the day's play at Wimbledon.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

: Northern Command Tattoo

A second visit to Roundhay Arena, Leeds.
The order of events is expected to be as follows:
Lodging The Colour by The Coldstream Guards in 18th-century uniform
Motor-cycle Display by Dispatch Riders of the Royal Signals' Training Centre
Pipers and Dancers of The Cameronians
Massed Bands and Corps of Drums and Bugles of eleven famous regiments


Commentator: Robert Hudson
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: News (sound only), followed by: Zebra Crossings

How the new regulations affect you
Talk by Hugh Molson, M.P., Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation.
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service earlier this evening)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Zebra Crossings): Hugh Molson

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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